February 25, 2014

Drowsing in bed, about 20 minutes before I had to get up, the phrase "the last days of my 30s" entered my head.

Welp, guess I won't be getting back to sleep.

I feel like I'm going to be more compelled to do that personal timeline software I've been thinking of; charting out where I've lived, who I've loved. There's been a lot of life here in these 4 decades, I don't have too many regrets, but I do wish I could visualize it better, memory can be -- not elusive, but uneven.
http://www.slashfilm.com/the-tobolowsky-files-ep-29-the-classic/ A friend points out hearing Ned Ryerson the Insurance Salesman from Groundhogs Day talk about out Harold Ramis approach to directing that great film is a good way to mark his untimely passing. (I kind of didn't realize he was also Egon from Ghostbusters)
"A pomegranate can be an HTTP resource, but you can't transmit a pomegranate over the Internet."
--Leonard Richardson et al, "RESTful Web APIs". Pleased to be able to name drop the author of the book my new team is into.
Slate on the new Gay Denialism. I think the really insidious thing is the truth that Hannon et al do sport, and how one twist of assumption changes the whole core of the their message. The assumption they make is "gay behavior is wrong". From there, a truth like "most people aren't 100% gay or straight" takes on a completely different meaning, because it's a slippery slope to thinking "so people can easily choose how gay to be and it's about the same choice for everyone".

I do feel that homophobia leads to less intimate same sex friendships, though, which is sad. And it has some roots in "gay as identity" thinking; people are homophobic, and if being gay is all-or-nothing, they will go out of their way to make sure they're on the "right" side of river.

Such a morass of truth and lie, good intentions and bad.
http://annyas.com/screenshots/warner-bros-logo/ Warner Brothers Logos! Dig the design work.